Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position is in a laboratory involved in understanding neuronal circuits in health and disease, using electrophysiology, optogenetics, transgenic animals, and mouse models. The candidate will assist the Principal Investigator, Postdoctoral Associates, or students in the lab by managing breeding and animal records, performing procedures such as slicing brain tissue, stereotaxic surgeries, and immunocytochemistry and similar techniques, analyzing recorded data including EEG data, ensuring safety and regulatory compliance, maintaining laboratory supplies, supervising and training others. Weekend work may be required. The ability to work with zero error is a must.
50% - Analysis and collection of data, assisting others in the analysis and collection of data, and training others in the analysis and collection of data. This includes interacting with computer software, stereotaxic surgeries, postop monitoring, and training of others.
30% - Mouse colony management, including pairing, tail collection, weaning, euthanasia, fixation of brain tissue, and extensive record keeping.
20% - Laboratory upkeep and maintaining laboratory supplies, including making solutions, optrode construction and ordering of supplies.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biological sciences and 1 year of related experience or a combination of related education and relevant work experience to total 5 years, and previous experience as Researcher 1 (or equivalent) or higher, including previous experience with mouse colony management and ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with immunocytochemistry and data analysis. Demonstrated excellent communication skills; proven demonstrated good time management, written/verbal communication, multi tasking, and interpersonal skills; ability to work as an effective member of a team; ability to supervise and train others.
Internal Number: 339097
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